Category: Travel

Day 2 – Congress, German Food, and I Need a Nap 

Saturday was both great, and exhausting.  Jet lag had me up and raring to go at an ungodly hour, but I used it to collect my thoughts, take an early morning walk, and have a nice slow breakfast that incorporated a whole lot of coffee.   The courtyard in our hotel has a holly bush,

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Day One, Hotel California, And The International Language of Pasta

Berlin baby!  After and incredibly long day we arrived somewhat wilted but none the worse for wear. No luggage lost, only minor misadventure, and really too tired to do much more than have dinner and get some sleep. We really are staying at the Hotel California, and that song has been on loop in my

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I Didn’t Want To Go Home Anyway

This morning I woke up to a sunny day with lots of potential and the promise of sleeping in my own bed tonight.  This evening I’m hoping that my airline is able to send us a working plane some time this evening that will at least get me back to Canada tonight and home tomorrow

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Friday Night In The French Quarter

My course wrapped up today in time for me to see some more of the French Quarter before sunset.   I wanted to see the Mississipi before leaving and more or less headed that way first, detouring through Jackson square.  There’s a whole lot of charm to be found in this area. I didn’t want

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Christmas Trees, Tony Bennett, and New Orleans

So today was a full day.  A whole lot of good things happened. The long and the short of it is that I am attending a course for work in New Orleans and I am hoping to scoop out a little bit of adventure in between two very full days of classes.  Today was my

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Grilled Fish Recipe

I have a complicated relationship with fish. I want to like it, I really, really want to love it.  I want to serve non battered and deep fried fish to my family twice a week just like all of the healthy food guides recommend.  I want the benefit of all of those healthy oils in

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More Prince Edward County Adventures 2016

We are home and unpacked, so I figured it was time to give you the low down on a few more wineries from our most recent visit to the county.  If you missed the first post from last week you can catch it here. It’s been a hot and dry summer, and outside of one

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Prince Edward County Adventures 2016

It’s vacation 2016 and at the moment I’m relaxing in the yard alongside the two dogs and enjoying a coffee.  The rest of the crew is off enjoying the beach while I’m enjoying a book, the quiet, and the summer breeze off the lake.  It is a good day indeed. If you read any of

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52 Photos Project -Week Three “Blue”

When I saw this week’s assignment “Blue” I knew immediately which photo I wanted to share.  This one, my favorite of all of the photos I took in Rome. Like so many things in life, you have to see things in person to really appreciate them, but just look at the blue in the angels

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